Robert Bulwer-Lytton, 1st Earl of Lytton Quote
Trees that, like the poplar, lift upwards all their boughs, give no shade and no shelter, whatever their height. Trees that most lovingly shelter and shade us, when, like the willow, the higher soar their summits, the lowlier droop their boughs.
What Will He Do with It? (Volume 2), Book XI, Chapter X, Introductory lines (p. 359)